Biography/Profile/History Of The New NPA Boss, Hadiza Bala Usman


hadiza2The Federal Government on Tuesday appointed Miss Hadiza Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

The Federal Ministry of Transportation made this known in a statement signed and issued by the Director of Press, Yetunde Sonaike in Abuja.

Sonaike stated that others appointed were Mohammed Bello-Koko as Executive Director, Finance; Prof. Idris Abubakar, Executive Director Engineering; Dr Sekonte Davies as Executive Director, Marine Operations.

She noted that Usman was born on Jan. 2, 1976 in Zaria, Kaduna State and has a B.Sc. Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU),
Zaria and a Post Graduate in Development Studies from University of Leeds, UK in 2009.

She worked at Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) from July 2000 to August 2004 as Enterprise Officer and hired by the UNDP for the Federal
Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) from October 2004 to January 2008 as Special Assistant to the Minister on Project Implementation.

The new NPA boss, Sonaike added, worked as Director of Strategy of Good Governance Group, a Non-Governmental Organisation from
2011 to July 2015 and appointed as Chief of Staff to Gov. Ahmed El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, a position she held until the present appointment.

It can be recalled that Hadiza Usman was one of the co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, a campaign group  founded to advocate the rescue of the missing Chibok girls who were abducted in April 2014.

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